Beautiful mural inspired by the prose satire Guliver’s travels

This is a post about a beautiful artwork located on the Opatovina (Kaptol) showing Guliver (from the Guliver’s travels). Actually, it is inspired by the Guliver’s travels, but the model was a photographer Hrvoje Zalukar. Croatian street artists, Boris Bare and Dominik Vuković, made their own version of the Guliver, and we really like it!

Do you know what Zagreb and Orient express have in common?

You’ve probably heard of the Orient express train, but do you know what does it have in common with Zagreb? One of the most known hotels in Zagreb, Esplanade, was built in 1925 to provide accommodation for passengers on the Orient express, the legendary train which travelled between Paris and Istanbul. The hotel was the focal point of Zagreb society, …

The unique tradition which separates Zagreb from the rest of the World

Since the 1877, the Gric cannon fires every single day from the Tower Lotrscak exactly at noon. That is pretty cool, but the legend why it all started is awesome! The legend says: Zagreb was under siege by the Turks, and one day the servant was carrying a rooster to the pasha. At one moment, the cannon fired and hit …

Story about the only preserved part of the city fort – The Stone Gate

The Stone Gate are the only preserved part of the defense fort of the Upper Town. It is assumed that the Stone Gate were built in 1266. On May 31, 1731, there was a great devastating fire on the Upper Town, and undamaged Virgin Mary painting from the 16th century was found in the ashes: “Our Lady of the Stone …

There are two statues of St. George in the city of Zagreb

St. George (originally Sv. Juraj) is considered to be one of the most respected saints in Christianity and one of the most favorite saints among the Croatians, which is why many legends about him were created that are being told over and over again. All stories point to the fact that St. George was observed as a brave knight who …